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Waxwork Records, the label behind the amazing, ghoulish-green Re-Animator vinyl that’s on my turntable right now, has another release on the horizon: a re-mastered, double-LP edition of John Harrison’s classic 1985 score to Romero’s Day of the Dead!
Waxwork has enlisted Harrison (Creepshow, Tales from the Crypt) and mixing engineer Michael Farrow (Cabin Fever, Hostel) to restore and re-mix the original 1985 master tapes. The score was then re-mastered for vinyl by former White Zombie guitarist J. Yuenger. The package features art by Mondo regular Jay Shaw. Click past the jump for a full list of features.
Waxwork Records apparently does not believe in starting small. The label is dropping its first release on July 30, and it’s a doozy: a limited edition vinyl pressing of Richard Band’s score from Stuart Gordon’s 1985 cult classic Re-Animator, featuring full LP artwork by Ghoulish Gary Pullin!
Band’s score, performed by the Rome Philharmonic Orchestra, has been specifically remastered for vinyl. Here’s the rundown of features…
Risking life and limb, we recently approached intergalactic refugees GWAR about contributing a track to the second installment of Rue Morgue Radio’s Hymns From the House of Horror (available May 1), cleverly titled Hymns From the House of Horror II. After swooning lead singer Oderus Urungus with a pitch that went something like: “We would love to promote your scraps and mutually benefit from their otherwise utterly worthless appeal,” the lead Scumdog agreed to let us feature an epic number from the band’s latest gory opus, Bloody Pit of Horror, so long as we let them torture, humiliate and otherwise psychologically traumatize one of our interns. The quandary proved time-consuming and difficult.
It’s the end of the month, and time for another tally of current and upcoming horror soundtracks, plus a new label that’s very Jean Rollin-friendly. Also of note: additional horror score reviews, and earthworm chum you shouldn’t be eating.
The next few months are filled with several interesting score releases from various genres, and I’ve distilled the horror / Eurosleaze / sexploitation titles to the list at the end, with links to the labels for further info.
Those wanting to grab Les Baxter’s Fall of the House of Usher may be out of luck, because Intrada’s hour-long CD – hour-long CD – is sold out. Like I said in a related blog: it’s Baxter, Poe, Corman, AIP, and never before released. What the hell were they thinking when a run of 1200 was decided?
Yes, it’s been a while since the last soundtrack release tally, but it never fails that once you hit December, time actually gets folded in half, causing days to go by in half their normal time until roughly January 4 when we’re back at work (unless one serves within the service industry, provides an essential service, or is in utter servitude, and Xmas is just another surprise holiday that somehow showed up before you could book time off and have a vacation, leaving co-workers to toil in your place).
I frankly have no idea how things leaped from the middle of October to the end of November, with Christmas jingles filling the air, and jewelled trees dotting the corners of large malls, but here we are, and here’s the delayed tally of soundtracks with a horror/thriller/Eurosleaze angle.
The last Q&A we have regarding Psycho’s music is with Christopher Young, who expressed his sentiments with the passion of a teacher and a fan. It’s the longest Q&A among Part 1 and Part 2, so it made sense to save it for the end.
This Thursday, Oct. 28, Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho returns to Toronto movie theatres in a newly restored version featuring cleaned-up picture and sweetened audio, timed for the film’s 50th Anniversary, and debut on Blu-ray.